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What is a Doctoral Candidate in Psychology?

Prior to 2006, psychologists could be licensed with a Master’s degree, so many psychologists only have only a Master’s degree. Currently, a PhD degree is required prior to becoming licensed as a psychologist. A PhD is an additional 4-6 years of university-level training, after the Master’s degree. The Doctoral Candidates who work at Blake Psychology have completed all their clinical training required to obtain their PhD, they are just in the final states of getting licensed, e.g., finishing up their research/doctoral thesis, or are finished all of their PhD requirements, but just waiting to pass the French test, or just waiting for their license to come in the mail.  Doctoral candidates have extensive clinical training, and are working under supervision until they have their license.